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Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville’s police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

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Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

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Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

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$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

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Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools’ lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

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Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE — At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board’s next meeting ...

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‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

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Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

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Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis’ words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to “adapt or die.”

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Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that’s now under ...

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Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

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This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA — Now in it’s 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

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March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes’ goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

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With recyclables, green is the color of money

With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand — it’s all trash.

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Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

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New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

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After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

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Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

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Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

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Human remains found near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found Thursday in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

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No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

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Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

One of the busier stations for Hall County Fire Services reopened Thursday, promising more spacious amenities for firefighters.

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Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

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Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads “daredevil-style,” Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

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Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

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United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

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Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

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Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

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DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Highway ...

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Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year — the result of a 2 ...

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DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week’s one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

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Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls’ main drop Wednesday afternoon.

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Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

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More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

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Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Three dozen dogs from the largest-ever animal seizure in Habersham County arrived in Gainesville on Wednesday.

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North Georgia Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant requests through June 30 for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund. 

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Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Surveys completed by more than 500 Gainesville City Schools employees, school resource council members and community residents played a role in developing the profile used ...

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Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Frustrated customers of a shuttered Shallowford Road dry cleaners were again blocked from getting their items back on Wednesday, but property managers said the end ...

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19-year-old charged with molesting girl

19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

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Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

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Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

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Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn’t going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

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Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Behind the 14-foot blast wall surrounded in razor wire, Dr. Jim Froehlich heard the “not-so-distant” sounds of a mortar attack at a hospital near Mosul ...

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Belk spring charity sale set for April 29

Belk at Lakeshore Mall will be holding its spring charity sale from 6-10 a.m. April 29.

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Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board’s recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

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Gainesville officials clear comprehensive plan

With no one from the public stepping up to comment on an updated comprehensive plan, Gainesville City Council quickly and unanimously approved the document at ...

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Hispanic church ordered to stop remodeling project on Dawsonville Highway

Hispanic church ordered to stop remodeling project on Dawsonville Highway

The pastor trying to open a new Hispanic church at 2344 Dawsonville Highway said Tuesday he’s hopeful of getting the project out from under ...

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Hall weighing changes to elections office

Hall weighing changes to elections office

Now five months without an elections director, Hall County is using the break between elections to decide whether to restructure its elections office before hiring ...

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Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school alumni and area residents are invited to drop in, walk the halls and remember the history of the Enota school building during an ...

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Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville City Schools will be getting three new school buses this fall to replace aging buses in the district.

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Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

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Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

A Flowery Branch man is accused of possessing several checks stolen from mailboxes in South Hall, according to police.

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Authorities: Man broke victim’s ribs

A Braselton man is accused of breaking another person’s ribs and injuring the victim’s liver and spleen in a Christmas Day assault, according ...

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Gainesville Middle School, police investigating possible assault by teacher

The mother of a 12-year-old Gainesville Middle School student said the teacher who put his hands on her son should be arrested.

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Gainesville family attends annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Gainesville family attends annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Some good luck turned into a golden egg for a Gainesville family that was on its way Monday to the annual Easter Egg Roll at ...

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Forest land sale revived by lawmakers, environmentalists

Forest land sale revived by lawmakers, environmentalists

Thirty parcels of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest would be sold if a bill from Georgia lawmakers introduced this legislative session clears Congress.

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H&R Block partners with Humane Society, brings in puppies during tax season

H&R Block partners with Humane Society, brings in puppies during tax season

H&R Block and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia teamed up to make tax season more bearable for everyone.

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Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Torie Robinson was born weighing only 1 pound — so tiny her mom Tocoa Robinson’s wedding ring could fit around her leg.

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Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery — one that leads to East Hall Middle School — is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

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Fire destroys South Hall home

Fire destroys South Hall home

A South Hall home was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.

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Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

A Hall County official says he’s confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as ...

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What new deportation policies mean inside Hall’s jail

As federal guidelines on deporting illegal immigrants broaden, local authorities are seeing changes in how immigrants are detained.

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A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn’t mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

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Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Saturday was the first time a flag retirement ceremony has been held at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. The Legion collects flags in ...

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Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

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Forsyth County state Rep. Geoff Duncan files to run for lieutenant governor

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Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville ...

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Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

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Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal control agencies.

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North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including “bomb,” “bomba,” “ISIS,” and ...

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Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

The last agonizing hours of Jesus Christ played out beneath a bright sunny sky at Laurel Park in Gainesville on Good Friday.

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Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

West Academy Street will be closed at Jesse Jewell Parkway nightly Sunday through Wednesday for crosswalk improvements.

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No students onboard bus in I-985 crash

No students were on a Hall County bus involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 985 at the Spout Springs Road exit.

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New regulations set minimum fees for Hollywood film crews in Hall

A revised, less-restrictive resolution regulating Hollywood filming in Hall County quickly cleared the Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

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Dawsonville Highway lane closures to make room for longer turn lane at Green Hill Circle

Overnight lane closures will start Tuesday and are slated to last about three weeks as the Georgia Department of Transportation extends a westbound left-turn lane ...

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